35th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference

35th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference

35th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference

Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Registration for this course is at capacity. Please email CNE@mayo.edu to be placed on the waiting list.

Conference Description:
The 35th Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference is designed to update the clinical knowledge and skills of those who care for older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, hospitals, long-term care, ambulatory settings, and others. A variety of topics will be addressed to assist participants to be knowledgeable and flexible in the care and education of patients and their families.

Conference Goals: 

  • Promote healthy aging strategies for older adults
  • Describe how to effectively communicate in difficult situations
  • Strengthen professional’s care for older adults

Intended Audience:
This conference is designed for healthcare professionals who care for geriatric patients in acute, long term, and home care settings including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, and nurse practitioners.

Date and Location:
This conference will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION in Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider:
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Registration Details

Register before February 6, 2018

The conference registration fee of $155 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own.  Pre-registration is required, and preferred by Feburary 6, 2018

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.

If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before February 6, 2018 (email: cne@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after February 6, 2018.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
7:40 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.

Interventions Targeting Fundamental Aging Processes: Potential and Pitfalls

James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD

8:45 a.m.

Therapeutic Alliance: The Dual Threat Clinician

Brad A. King, PT, MSEd, DScPT

9:30 a.m. Break and refreshments
9:45 a.m.

On Becoming An Older Woman

Mary Doucette, MS, RN

10:45 a.m.

"But I Saw It On TV" - Making Sense of Supplement Use in Geriatric Patients

Brad L. Smith, PharmD, RPh

11:30 a.m. Lunch on your own
12:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat

Laura A. Allen, CNP; Darryl S. Chutka, MD; Paul Y. Takahashi, MD, MPH

1:15 p.m.

Oral Care to Help Prevent Non Ventilated Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

Katie M Herreld, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Stacey L. Tovar, BSN, RN

2:00 p.m.

Sometimes Things Aren't Always What They Seem To Be

Darryl S. Chutka, MD

2:30 p.m. Break and refreshments
2:45 p.m.

Mayo Care Transitions Program; Reducing 30-day Readmissions in Community Dwelling, Frail Elders

Lynn S. Borkenhagen, APRN, DNP, CNP, ACHPN

3:30 p.m.

Challenging Geriatric Communications

Darryl S. Chutka, MD; Garrett Schramm, PharmD, BCPS

4:30 p.m. Adjourn



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours.


Participants can earn up to 7 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation

Social Work

Mayo Clinic Section of Social Work has been designated by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an approved continuing education provider. This conference fulfills requirements for 5.75 continuing education hours.

Nursing Home Administrators

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators has approved 7.0 hours of continuing education; approval number MN18-084.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Lodging and Parking

Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.

View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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